New Work

Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast Layers

About Julie Russell: artist in acrylics

With a push from my friend and mentor, Erin Freed, I first picked up a paint brush in September 2007 after building websites for artists and galleries for several years. Life changed instantly! I started looking at everything in a whole new way.

Workshops, online classes and lots of feedback from several well-known local artists have taught me well through more than eighty paintings so far.  I started painting in acrylics and enjoy them so much that I may never change mediums.  I know I have endless learning yet to do, many techniques to master and hundreds of views and photo references to paint.

I have exhibited in the “Public Hanging” show at EyesonBC in Bowser (curated by Elissa Anthony of MonElissa Studio) and am currently represented by RoxyWallhanger Gallery & Gifts in Parksville. My works are in private collections across North America from Ontario to Houston, Texas and  Bamfield to Salt Spring Island, Whistler, Calgary and Edmonton.

“The endless beauty of Vancouver Island inspires me every day. I love to paint seascapes, arbutus trees, landscapes and gardens and hope my paintings give you the sense of peace that  I feel from these surroundings on a daily basis. I have the joy of a new direction as I continue building my ‘retirement’ website businessBillboard Web Services.”

Julie Russell

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